8 Things We Love About Fordyce TV, Episode 1

  1. Uber-recruiter and veteran trainer Jeff Kaye literally jumping through our screens, offering his blend of polish and personality to long-time Fordyce fans. If you’ve never seen Jeff speak live at an industry event, this was a good first taste of his natural training abilities. If you’re in the mood to head to Vegas in June, you can also catch Jeff speaking live at Fordyce Forum 2009.
  2. Discovering a new, more interactive method to offer the training that has long been the hallmark of The Fordyce Letter. This early success is keeping our team’s momentum up to brainstorm even more speakers and topics we can offer to the Fordyce TV audience. The new season kicks off in January and will feature more shows and an expanded lineup of personalities.
  3. Close to 350 people logging on to www.fordyceletter.com to watch our inaugural show! Watch out, Nielsen!
  4. Our technical guru, Brendan Shields, who was able to post the videos online after the show. Some people missed the live broadcast — while others might want to watch it again — and thanks to Brendan’s expertise, the video is posted.  “In the future, we can do it even faster after the event, possibly even within the hour of the broadcast,” he promises.
  5. The live chat feature that enabled viewers to interact directly with Jeff Kaye. The Skype chat room maxes out at 80 people, so there were actually two “overflow” chat rooms. Not sure Jeff was able to take questions from the overflow crowd (standing-room only, we’ll call you!), so many apologies for that glitch. Speaking of glitches, as our first live broadcast, we did have a few instances of technical hiccups, but nothing too severe.
  6. Sponsors who believe in the show! Thanks, Sendouts, for taking the lead as the proud first sponsor of Fordyce TV!
  7. The positive feedback from our viewers! We appreciate your comments and emails telling us that you enjoyed the show.
  8. Skype, which made this live event possible. Will we look back at Skype technology in just a few years and laugh at how “primitive” the video appears? Perhaps, but for now, we’re excited to have this cutting-edge way to offer you the trainers and speakers who make you better at your job. It’s definitely exciting to be a part of something new. The Fordyce Letter has been around for more than 30 years and is THE publication for recruiters. Just as that publication has changed and reinvented itself over the decades, Fordyce TV will naturally emerge and grow in new and unexpected ways as technology, training, and recruiting methods evolve.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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